Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Spicy Peanut Chicken with Vegetables and Rice

My new favorite way to eat chicken! I could eat this one every week - it is that good! The spicy peanut sauce recipe came from my talented cousin. If you are worried about the spice, leave out the cayenne pepper.

Spicy Peanut Sauce
4 tablespoons hot water
4 tablespoons peanut butter - smooth
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

In a bowl, whisk hot water over the peanut butter to smooth out the consistency. Then, add remaining ingredients and whisk together till well combined.

1 lb chicken breasts; cubed
2 red peppers; chopped
1/2 large, white onion; chopped
1 bag frozen broccoli (I bought the steam bags and steamed in microwave - then drained before using)
2 scallions; chopped
Cooked brown rice
1 1/2 tablespoons oil (peanut works best, but vegetable will work)
Salt and pepper

In a wok or large skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil and heat over medium-high. Add cubed chicken; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until chicken is cooked through. Add 2 spoonfuls of peanut sauce to chicken and toss to coat. Remove from pan and keep warm.

Add remaining oil to pan. Then add chopped red peppers and onions. Cook for 3-5 minutes until tender. Add steamed broccoli and scallions. Toss back in the chicken and adjust seasoning,

Serve over cooked brown rice and top with additional peanut sauce.  

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